In this section you can read the latest documents related to high speed rail.
San Bruno B.A.R.T. (Bay Area Residents for Truth): http://www.sanbrunobart.com/archive/hsr/ These articles go all the way back to 2001 – it’s a crash course on HSR history.
SF Planning Dept: http://www.sf-planning.org/index.aspx?page=2547
Check out the letters from CCSF (City & County of SF) to CHSRA.
Architectural renderings for high speed rail created by consultant hired by City of Mountain View
Redefined San Francisco-San Jose Design-Build Section, ARRA Track 2 Scope - federal funding application submitted August 6, 2010, by California High Speed Rail Authority
Opinion piece by Richard F. Tolmach of California Rail Foundation: "Integrity Questions Endanger High-Speed Rail Project."
Peninsula Cities Consortium’s presentation at the January 21, 2010 State Senate Hearing in Palo Alto.
LAO Report on Business Plan. The following report was released by the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) at the Assembly Meeting held January 11, 2010 in Sacramento. This is a preliminary analysis. A more in-depth report is due out soon. Click here to read the LAO Report.
California High Speed Rail Authority’s revised Business Plan. This is the plan released in December 2009. Click here to read the plan.
Technical Documents. Thanks to the persistence of the grassroots organization Californians Advocating Responsible Rail Design (CARRD), we have obtained technical memos relating to the design of the high speed rail project from the California High Speed Rail Authority.
Please note: The documents came with the following caveat: "These documents are the basis from which we are currently performing our 15 percent and 30 percent design engineering. These documents inform a future ’Design Manual’ that will be used by the design teams to prepare the 100 percent designs to build the California High Speed Train Project. Therefore, while these documents provide guidance to the Program Management Team and the Regional Consultant teams, they are not necessarily the final criteria and standards that the high speed train will be designed and built to. " – Dominic Spaethling of Parsons Brinckerhoff, Regional Manager for the San Francisco-San Jose segment of the high speed rail line
Draft Scoping Report for the San Jose to Merced High-Speed Rail project EIR/EIS (2.52 MB)
Memo of Understanding among cities in the Peninsula Cities Consortium – City Councils in San Mateo County and Santa Clara County may join the Peninsula Cities Consortium by approving this document
Agreement between the California High Speed Rail Authority and the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board of Caltrain regarding high speed rail
California Research Bureau’s draft report on restructuring the California High Speed Rail Authority, May 2009
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) pre-application summary for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus funds, July 2009
Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s San Francisco/Silicon Valley Corridor Investment Strategy, June 2009